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Clip from Behind The News  |  ABC  |  March 15, 2010
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Private Pics
You're having a fun time with your mates, you're mucking around, and they manage to snap a pretty embarrassing photo of you on their phone. Passing it round the school might seem like a laugh at the time, but is it really the right thing to do? It's a similar situation to the one being faced by Lara Bingle right now, after embarrassing pics of her ended up in magazines. Is it just fun, is it bullying, or is it something worse? Tash looks at how a picture can tell a thousand negative words.

Anzac Kids
On the 25th of April, Australia remembers the sacrifice of service men and women by taking part in marches throughout the country. Lots of kids take part, especially those kids who's grandparents served, with many wearing their medals or walking along beside them. But this year in Queensland, kids might find themselves being told to get to the back of the line. The organisers of the marches have said that kids marching with the diggers takes the attention away from them, but kids say it's them showing their support. Tash looks at the tricky situation.

Hearing School
Many kids learn other languages at school, but what about learning sign language? That's just one of the amazing parts of a school in South Australia, where kids with different hearing difficulties use special technologies to get the full schooling experience. That even means taking part in a choir! Catherine looks at how this amazing school is set up.

China Tigers
It's the Chinese year of the tiger right now, but unfortunately the plight of those animal in the huge Asian country isn't looking so good. Conservationists say that one species of tiger, the South China tiger, is all but extinct. But that doesn't mean they are just going to give up! A special program is spending up big and taking the some of the few endangered tigers left on an overseas holiday to help! How? Nathan looks at a breeding program with a difference.

Racing Safety
It seems like every other day we hear the story of a young person killed on our roads because of dangerous or risky driving. Speed is one of the biggest problems that young drivers can get into, but there are some young guys out there who know exactly where that kind of driving should happen - on a race track! Nathan went out to meet two young guys who are racing various categories during the Adelaide 500, and found out why they say the best place to hit the accelerator is on the track.

Private Pics
You're having a fun time with your mates, you're mucking around, and they manage to snap a pretty embarrassing photo of you on their phone. Passing it round the school might seem like a laugh at the time, but is it really the right thing to do? It's a similar situation to the one being faced by Lara Bingle right now, after embarrassing pics of her ended up in magazines. Is it just fun, is it bullying, or is it something worse? Tash looks at how a picture can tell a thousand negative words.

Anzac Kids
On the 25th of April, Australia remembers the sacrifice of service men and women by taking part in marches throughout the country. Lots of kids take part, especially those kids who's grandparents served, with many wearing their medals or walking along beside them. But this year in Queensland, kids might find themselves being told to get to the back of the line. The organisers of the marches have said that kids marching with the diggers takes the attention away from them, but kids say it's them showing their support. Tash looks at the tricky situation.

Hearing School
Many kids learn other languages at school, but what about learning sign language? That's just one of the amazing parts of a school in South Australia, where kids with different hearing difficulties use special technologies to get the full schooling experience. That even means taking part in a choir! Catherine looks at how this amazing school is set up.

China Tigers
It's the Chinese year of the tiger right now, but unfortunately the plight of those animal in the huge Asian country isn't looking so good. Conservationists say that one species of tiger, the South China tiger, is all but extinct. But that doesn't mean they are just going to give up! A special program is spending up big and taking the some of the few endangered tigers left on an overseas holiday to help! How? Nathan looks at a breeding program with a difference.

Racing Safety
It seems like every other day we hear the story of a young person killed on our roads because of dangerous or risky driving. Speed is one of the biggest problems that young drivers can get into, but there are some young guys out there who know exactly where that kind of driving should happen - on a race track! Nathan went out to meet two young guys who are racing various categories during the Adelaide 500, and found out why they say the best place to hit the accelerator is on the track.

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